Punjab

Punjab police laid a seize around Simranjit Singh Mann’s residence

September 30, 2015 03:12 PM
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Punjab News Express
FATEHGARH SAHIB: Punjab police today laid seize around Shiromani Akali Dal(Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann’s Kila Harnam Singh residence at Talania village. Though Mann and his family members was not present at the residence when police personnel reached there around 6.30 am and stayed there till evening.

Mann’s party senior leader Jasran Singh Kahan Singh Wala who was present at Mann’s residence informed this correspondent that heavy police force led by three area DSPs and Tehsildar reached at Mann’s residence around 6.30 am and stayed there till evening. He said though Mann and his family members were not present there but Punjab police officials tried their best to locate Mann at his residence. He alleged it is clear cut violation of human rights. He alleged even police personnel tried to enter kitchen of Mann. He said he met police officials and told them that Mann was not at his residence but they were not ready to accept it and laid a naka near Mann’s residence and there was through checking in morning whoever was passing near Mann’s residence. He said several of his party workers were rounded up in the district and other parts of the state.

It may be mentioned here that Sikh Sikh organisations had called for a Punjab bandh on Wednesday in protest against the decision of Akal Takht to pardon the Dera Sacha Sauda head for alleged blasphemous act in 2007.

Meanwhile, members of some Sikh outfits tried to force shopkeepers in the district to down shutters. There was partial impact of the bandh in Fathegarh Sahib area. The markets were open since morning in some parts of the district and the public transport, schools and other educational institutes also operated in routine . The police conducted a raid at activists of Panthic organizations. The police also rounded up some protesters. Taking no chances, police beefed up security since early morning.

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